This year is the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each October we celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce while continuing to raise awareness about issues related to disability and employment.
We are part of a network of more than 600 community-based nonprofit agencies receiving support from NIB and SourceAmerica to employ people with significant disabilities on federal contracts under the AbilityOne Program. This program provides more than 45,000 jobs through federal customer contracts for a variety of quality products and services. As employees, thousands of people who are blind or have other significant disabilities are able to lead more productive and independent lives, pay taxes, and help support families.